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Any 737-200s In Scheduled Operations In The US?

Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:23 am

With Delta's 737-200's retired, are any other scheduled airlines in the US operating them. I believe Alaska still has a few.

As usual, this topic comes with the following caveats;

I'm sorry if this topic has been covered before.
I did do a search.

I'm sorry if anyone thought about posting this subject.
That I couldn't search.

If the Topic is misleading.
Then I am really sorry.

etc............etc...........etc.........John
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:24 am

I know that Alaska and Aloha still operate the 732's, as far as US airlines are concerned. There are still many 732 operators outside of the US as well.

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Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:03 am

Alaska uses the 737-200 Combi for some of its "remote" flights. The September/October issue of "Airliners" magazine does an article about the cargo business of Alaska. Here are a couple of quotes:

Quote:
In 1981, the airline introduced the first of several Boeing 737-200C "combi" aircraft. The "Mud Hens", as they are affectionately known by the carrier, have proben to be rugged and reliable. The aircraft can be configured 3 ways - pure freighter with six "igloos" (freight containers), up to 30,000 lbs. total, combination igloos and passengers (seating 32/56/72), or all passengers with seating for 111.



Quote:
On July 14, 2004, Alaska Airlines announced it would be retiring its fleet of Mud Hens by mid-2007.

The fleet is scheduled to be replaced with 737-490's.

As for what Aloha is replacing their 737-200's with, I don't know. I had the opportunity to fly two of them last August HNL-ITO-HNL (including the now painted "retrojet", N823AL, but BEFORE repainting, dang it!!), and yes, it was a short flight, and yes, it was quite comfortable, but it is like stepping back into the 1970's - LOUD noise, small bins...reminds me of an old Jeep - tough and durable!!
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:28 am

As of this present momment there is 12 x 732 flights(more than all the 736 flights) in the air in the US airspace alone:

Flights:
1 x Bahama Air
4 x Aloha Airlines
1 x Aviasca
1 x Sky King Airlines
1 x Air Norterra
2 x First Air
2 x British Overseas Territories Airlines

That is just a snapshot from http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B732
(flight probably will have changed very quickly as most of them are quick hop flights).
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:13 am

Gr8Circle, Thanks, you are absolutely right. The US was my initial interest. However I am learning about the rest of the world, and I find it very intriguing. Thanks for all the responses. John

[Edited 2006-10-02 00:29:58]
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:05 am

Who are British Overseas Territories Airlines?
 
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:00 am

How safe are these old classics? I imagine it depends on the operator. As a side thought, are there any -100 series out there still flying? John
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:09 am

Quoting Jlbmedia (Reply 7):
As a side thought, are there any -100 series out there still flying?

Very few were ever made...I don't know the exact numbers, but I'm pretty certain that it was under 40 airframes. The only one that I know of that's still airworthy is the prototype, which flew with NASA for many years and is currently on display at the Museum of Flight at BFI.
 
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:43 am

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 3):
As of this present momment there is 12 x 732 flights(more than all the 736 flights) in the air in the US airspace alone

And Canada as well. Flightaware has good coverage of Canada despite it being "officially" outside of its service area, and when I checked, four of the eight flights were intra-Canadian, two were intra-Hawaiian, and two were in the mainland US, flights operated by Ameristar Jet Charter and Ryan International. Also when I checked, there was one more 736 than 732 but of course this changes a lot.
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:51 am

In reply to your learning about the rest of the world I was in Cape Town South Africa last week and there were 2 BA 737-200 on the apron late at night, my flight was a KLM to Amsterdam at 11.35pm. I believe they are regular visitors there from Johanesberg.
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:57 am

Westjet still has 732s, I don't know for how long though. I used to fly on Canadians' 732s, and I don't miss them one tiny bit. Sitting in the back row, it was like listening to the space shuttle take off, strictly lip reading until cruise.
 
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:57 am

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 3):
2 x First Air

7F has 5 of them..

C-GCPT,C-GACP,C-GNWN,C-GNDC, and C-FNVT

YEG, YOW, and YUL


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Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:08 am

Quoting Avt007 (Reply 11):
Westjet still has 732s, I don't know for how long though.

Not long enough, as they have all left the fleet.

There's a touching video of the retirement ceremony on YouTube, though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfo7uJeb8VI
 
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:28 am

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 8):
Very few were ever made...I don't know the exact numbers, but I'm pretty certain that it was under 40 airframes

I think I saw somewhere that it was 30 737-100s made, although I could be wrong.

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Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:10 pm

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 12):
7F has 5 of them..

In the whole fleet yes. I was speaking that there was 2 active flights of First Air's 732's at the exact time that i had checked it.
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:25 pm

Quoting Scouse (Reply 10):
In reply to your learning about the rest of the world I was in Cape Town South Africa last week and there were 2 BA 737-200 on the apron late at night, my flight was a KLM to Amsterdam at 11.35pm. I believe they are regular visitors there from Johanesberg.

Those are Comair a/c, they are a franchise partner for British Airways, they have a fleet of about 10 737-200’s.
 
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:40 pm

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2):
Alaska uses the 737-200 Combi for some of its "remote" flights

....and some not so "remote" flights.

I flew SEA-JNU on one in June.

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Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:03 pm

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 15):
In the whole fleet yes. I was speaking that there was 2 active flights of First Air's 732's at the exact time that i had checked it.

Ahhhh..

But to be correct we fly 4 of the five on routes everyday. The 5th one tends to support the charter/ mines.

2 Get used on the YZF- YEG route. 1 on the YOW-YFB and one on the YUL-YVP route.

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Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:44 pm

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 18):
But to be correct we fly 4 of the five on routes everyday. The 5th one tends to support the charter/ mines.

Good to know! Thanks.  Wink
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:47 pm

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2):
As for what Aloha is replacing their 737-200's with, I don't know.

Right now, Aloha is in the market for more used, 737-200's. The short island hops make the 737-200 more efficient than the later CFM-56 powered versions.
 
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting N231YE (Reply 20):
The short island hops make the 737-200 more efficient than the later CFM-56 powered versions.

Very interesting... long live the PW 732's!

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 14):
I think I saw somewhere that it was 30 737-100s made, although I could be wrong.

No you are correct... only 30 total ever made. See below.
http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=91
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Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:14 am

Alliance Air, a subsidiary of IC, operate 732's on domestic sectors in India....
 
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Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:38 am

Quoting HansieAMS (Reply 16):
Those are Comair a/c, they are a franchise partner for British Airways, they have a fleet of about 10 737-200's.

Comair operate a fleet of fifteen 737s in BA livery. They comprise six 732 (all original BA 737-236s), six 733s (all originally QF 737-376s) and 2 734s (both originally BA 737-436s).
 
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Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:43 am

I fly on the AS 732c regularly, I am taking the flight from DLG-ANC next week. I am looking forward to the new -400c models, but the AS 732c are simply known as the "jet" around here. AS is the only company offering jet service out here. KS flies Saab340s and Metroliners.
 
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Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:55 am

All the information here is amazing. I was lucky enough to have many rides on the 737-200, (I am showing my age). Has any one here ever been on the 100 series?
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Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:43 am

Quoting Jlbmedia (Reply 25):
Has any one here ever been on the 100 series?

I was on (in?) the first one (at the flight museum) once. But never been in the air. hehe

I would assume it doesn't really feel any different than a -200 unless you were in the back (where the cockpit would be 6.5' closer). It used the same motors and all.

PS - Just call me Caption Obvious.  Smile
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Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:52 am

Beech19 - Thanks for the laugh. I enjoyed that one.... John
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